Maintenance Technician-Day Shift

Division: Brookings, SD

3300 Prince Dr, Brookings

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
1. Troubleshoots production computers and automated equipment; reads and interprets complex blueprints, ladder logic, computer schematics and controls.
2. Completes high priority work within specified time limits.
3. Confers with toolroom personnel and product development department on automated design projects and other special projects.
4. Fabricates and modifies machines, tools, and auxiliary equipment to manufacture new products or improve existing jobs.  
5. Understands the basics of ergonomics and refers to that science when building and repairing tables, counters, benches and chairs.
6. Maintains utility systems to provide continuous supply of heat, steam, electric power, gas, or air required for operations.  
7. Installation of electrical equipment and any repair or replacement necessary to wiring and electrical fixtures.  Understands how to safely work with electrical components up to 480 volts.
8. Makes routine, periodic, or special inspections to determine repair and maintenance work necessary to prevent breakdowns of machinery and equipment.  
9. Rebuilds machines and overhauls troublesome components and attachments involving dismantling, inspection and replacement of parts.  Cleans and lubricates shafts, bearings, gears, and other parts of machinery.   10. Lays out, assembles, installs, and maintains pipe systems and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, and repairs and replaces gauges, valves, pressure regulators, and related equipment.  
11. Operates cutting torch or welding equipment to cut or join metal parts.  
12. Provides ideas to improve operations, conditions of machines and equipment, minimize operating costs, and effect greater utilization of labor and material. 
13. Confers with Maintenance Manager to resolve maintenance problems. 
14. Maintains clean and safe work areas.
15. May be responsible for maintenance and cleanliness of walls, floors, woodwork, and fixtures in the facility, to include painting, scrubbing/washing/sterilizing/cleaning, patching, repairing, etc.  The cleanliness and overall appearance of bathrooms, breakroom, offices, and all garbages in the facility will be tended on a systematic basis by the Maintenance Manager through delegation.
16. Receives ongoing training, orientation and career development for continued improvement of work performance.  
Supervisory Responsibilities : This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Safety Responsibilities: As an employee at Falcon Plastics safety must be reflected as a priority in your performance at all times.  Listed below are some of the performance expectations of you in your position.
1.  Responsible for working safely and reporting any unsafe work habits or conditions to a supervisory member, Human Resource professional or a member of the Safety and Health Committee.
2.  Responsible for working safely, modeling safe work practices and enforcing safety rules.
3.  Responsible to adhere to all departmental safety rules and procedures (Sup. Personnel)
Education and/or Experience :                   
Associate's degrees (A. A.) or equivalent from 2 year college or 1 -2 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  This individual should have electrical circuit and hydraulic circuit troubleshooting experience.
Language Skills :                   
Ability to professionally respond to common inquiries by Maintenance Manager, fellow employees, vendors or tour groups.  Ability to effectively present information to Maintenance Manager and co-workers in all departments.  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.